ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has been named the NHL’s “Second Star” for the week ending Nov. 29, the NHL announced today.
Holtby posted a 4-0-0 record with a 1.75 goals-against average, .945 save percentage and one shutout to backstop the Capitals (17-5-1, 35 points) to the top of the Metropolitan Division standings. He denied all 33 shots he faced to earn his 21st career shutout and first of the season in a 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 23. Holtby followed that performance with 23 stops in a 5-3 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets on Nov. 25 before capping the week with a pair of 32-save outings: in 4-2 wins over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 27 and Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 28. The Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, native leads the NHL with 15 victories and a 1.95 goals-against average in 19 appearances this season, including a career-high seven consecutive wins.